2 HEROIC BALTO DOG STORY THE SLED PET OF ALASKA
Balto was a Siberian Husky who became famous for his role in the 1925 Serum Run to Nome, Alaska. The Serum Run was a life-saving mission to transport antitoxin serum from Anchorage to Nome to combat a diphtheria outbreak.
Balto was the lead dog of the final sled team that carried the serum to Nome, and he and his team braved blizzard conditions to deliver the serum on time. Their efforts saved countless lives, and Balto quickly became a hero in Alaska and beyond.
After the Serum Run, Balto and his team were celebrated with a ticker-tape parade in New York City. Balto was hailed as a national hero, and a statue of him was erected in New York’s Central Park.
Balto lived out the rest of his life in Alaska, where he continued to pull sleds and participate in races. He passed away in 1933, but his legacy as a heroic sled dog lives on